aspiration aspiration  /ˌæ spə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a cherished desire
  2. (n) a will to succeed
  3. (n) a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
  4. (n) the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing


  1. Vacuum aspiration, as usually done, requires dilation of the cervix under local anesthesia.
  2. What is in the Constitution is the burning desire and aspiration of all the people of Vietnam.
  3. But with aspiration comes fear too.


  1. High-throughput Manual Pipetting System Plays Key Genomics Role

    Oakland, California – As part of the International Barcode of Life Project, the largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken, the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB) has chosen METTLER TOLEDO and its Rainin Liquidator 96 to fulfill fundamental roles in numerous liquid handling procedures required to process DNA samples. Manual control of aspiration and dispensing, as well ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Tom Teicholz: Through the Lens of Helmut Newton

    As Wallis Annenberg, of the Annenberg Foundation, said: "Helmut Newton is one of the most powerful and influential photographers of the past century -- the place where art and fashion and subversion and aspiration all collide."
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Does Your Company Innovate Like Dunder Mifflin Or Google?

    I'm privy to all kinds of cultural change programs in my work as a coach, and behind nearly every one is the aspiration to infuse innovation into the organization. Companies know they will wither without sustained creativity, and a cadre of leaders with the agility to dive into change and keep swimming. A study conducted by IBM asked 1500 CEOs to name their most important leadership ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "Our experiences as women and people of color affect our decisions," said Sotomayor as she argued on behalf of more women and minority judges. "The aspiration to impartiality is just that - it's an aspiration because it denies the fact that...
    on May 26, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source:

  2. In an address of just eight minutes, well shy of infamous harangues from the podium by other long-reigning leaders, Elizabeth told a packed hall, "In my lifetime, the United Nations has moved from being a high-minded aspiration to being a real force...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Elizabeth II Source: New York Times

  3. Before turning to this issue, Obama noted that "the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied".
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source:

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